Scenic Rim as seen from near Aratula. The ‘rim’ refers to a chain of mountains – which includes the Great Dividing Range, McPherson Range,
Border Ranges and Darlington Range – that wrap around the fertile valleys below. Nestled in these protected enclaves are quaint towns, such as Boonah, Aratula and Canungra, and lakes brimming with fish surrounded by six main national parks.
To provide a lifeline to early farmers on the Darling Downs, Brisbane convicts were put to work forging the first road through the Main Range. A new hike allows you to walk that trail and enjoy part of the Scenic Rim for yourself.
Read more about the Scenic Rim Trail and the land’s history in AG#136, out now.
All photos by Nick Rains.